Questions tagged [usb]

USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus. The current USB standard is USB 3.0, which supports transfer speeds of up to 625 MB/s. USB devices are plug-and-play.

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Can't format my usb drive. I have already tried with mkdosfs and gparted

I have a MicroSD card in a USB adapter (which plugs into a USB port on my machine, and acts like a USB flash drive). I was using Unetbootin to make this a bootable USB flash drive with Kubuntu. But I ...
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How to set up USB for Virtualbox?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and Virtual Box 3+. I have Windows 7 Ultimate. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives in Windows 7, but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. I followed ...
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Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in

I had Ubuntu 12.04 Beta installed on my computer. When 12.04 was finally released, I made a bootable USB Flash Drive using Startup Disk Creator. Then I decided to check if this drive works properly ...
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What would be the differences between a persistent USB Live Session and a installed Ubuntu in a USB drive?

I'm a teacher and will ask my students to either bring their laptops with Ubuntu installed with an specific list of packages preinstalled or bring a USB Drive or External Hard Drive with Ubuntu and ...
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How to burn a Windows .iso to a USB device? [duplicate]

I want to burn a Windows ISO to a USB device in Ubuntu. How do I do this? I know how to burn a Ubuntu ISO into a USB device, but with a Windows ISO it's not the same.
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How to format a USB or external drive?

Using Ubuntu 11.10, how do I format an external or USB drive? I don't find an option to 'format' when I right click. In the new version, the drives don't come up on the desktop but instead come on ...
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Why Doesn't a Bootable USB Boot

This question is asked often in Ask Ubuntu, sometimes with few hints about the situation. Please provide a list of possible reasons to help troubleshoot the problem.
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Failed to get canonical path of /cow

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 for quite some time, and passing hurdles one by one. Now I am in a situation as follows. I have got a PC and 10 GB HDD which will be totally dedicated to Ubuntu so ...
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How to make a live Ubuntu 18.04 USB with a persistent storage of more than 4GB

After many unsuccessful trials based on almost everything about this topic on the Internet, I decided to ask this question again. There is almost a perfect answer in this platform, but it did not work....
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How to run a script when a specific flash-drive is mounted?

Is there a way to run a script when a particular USB device is mounted? I keep my videos on a separate USB and would like to run a script that would mount the video folder on the USB device to the ...
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How to disable automount in nautilus's preferences

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bits) and I do not want to mount automatically USB thumb drives in my system. I tried the command dconf-editor and gconf-editor but there isn't the icon to disable it in ...
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How to install TP-LINK T2UH Wireless adapter Driver (Ralink mt7610u)

I recently got a wireless adapter (TP-Link Archer T2UH V1). After plugging it in, I found out that the drivers for Linux are not native on Ubuntu. They do, however, have the drivers available for ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed to the pendrive it was booted from?

A person has a computer with no HDD but 16GB RAM and USB3 port. Also has 16GB USB3 pendrive with Ubuntu Live on it, (Non persistent). The computer is then started with the pendrive using toram. The ...
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How to disable auto power off of usb devices like usb mouse?

I don't know how , but somehow automatic power-off of usb devices got accidentally enabled. Now my usb mouse goes off even if it's idle for 2-3 seconds. It's really irritating. This happened after I ...
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How to replace an old version of Ubuntu with a newer one from USB/DVD?

I dual booted ubuntu 11.04/11.10 a while ago with a USB stick and i want to uninstall it. I would like to completely uninstall the old version and get 12.04. I have a 64 bit laptop. Please help!
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How to restore original size and unboot my bootable USB pendrive

I recently made my pen-drive bootable with Ubuntu 14.04. But I need to unboot my pen-drive now. I formatted my pen-drive once,But the size of the pen-drive still shows 2.25 MB. Whereas,this is an 8GB ...
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How do I change permissions on a FAT32 formatted drive?

I am using Microsoft Visual C++ on Windows and Qt Creator on Ubuntu. I can't change permissions on my flash drive (FAT32), even as root. How can I change permissions on a FAT32 flash-drive?
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How to configure the default automount location?

I recently upgraded from Mint 12 to Ubuntu 12.10 + Cinnamon. I have an external usb drive that when I plug it in, automatically mounts to /media/[username]/Backup/. Thing is, under Mint, it didn't ...
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How to add a GRUB2 menu entry for booting installed Ubuntu on a USB drive?

I am not asking how to boot the LiveCD from a USB. I have 2 Ubuntu installations, one on my computer's internal hard drive and another on a USB drive. Is there a way to add a GRUB2 menu entry (to ...
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TP-LINK TL-WN823N Unable to connect to network

I have purchased a TP-LINK TL-WN823N (EU) V2.0 device, which is a USB device that should work as a Network Interface Card, allowing me to connect my computer to wireless networks. Unfortunately, I am ...
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How do you reset a USB device from the command line?

Is it possible to reset the connection of a USB device, without physically disconnecting/connecting from the PC? Specifically, my device is a digital camera. I'm using gphoto2, but lately I get "...
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Connecting Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich / Jelly Bean / KitKat) phone

I'm using the US Model 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (I747), however, I cannot mount it to my laptop from some reason. I have tried using both FTP and MTP connections, but neither work. What ...
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Can I use a USB stick for a normal install? (to get platform adaptability)

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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Detect and mount devices

I upgraded Ubuntu today and everything works smooth except that Ubuntu doesn't detect any other storage devices. My / and /home partitions work fine, but my other partitions are just not detected. I ...
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How do I get a Canon MG, MP and MX series USB printer working?

Printer MP6150 driver installed itself upon plugging in the printer. Printer is recognized (lsusb shows it) but does not mount. If the printer is recognized, the driver must be working (or?), but ...
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How to make an USB Ubuntu installation more compatible with different computers?

I always have a keychain USB-drive with me and noticed a while back that Ubuntu can easily be installed on it. I've successfully used this drive to test other people's hardware for them and copy files ...
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USB turn write protection off

I have a USB which is write protected: dmesg | tail [10098.126089] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is on [10098.126098] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 80 00 [10098.126779] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] No ...
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How do you create a bootable USB stick using windows 7

I've downloaded Ubuntu desktop (the .iso file that is) on a windows 7 machine and want to create a bootable USB stick in order to install it onto a laptop which currently has no OS. Is there a way to ...
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Autorun a script after I plugged or unplugged a USB device

What can I do to run automatically a script after I mount/plugin or unmount/unplug a USB device?
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How can I disable USB autosuspend for a specific device?

This is related to the issue discussed in Wireless mouse temporarily freezes (sleeps) on battery power. Summary: the mouse freezes when operating on battery since it is autosuspended after a certain ...
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How can I get a DisplayLink USB monitor work under Ubuntu?

I have a DisplayLink-based external USB monitor, which has both power and data over USB, and seems to work perfectly under Windows 7, but only can display a text console under Ubuntu 10.10, and that I ...
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Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I've got a friend who wants to try Ubuntu on his netbook, but doesn't have a USB drive he can use, and of course the netbook doesn't have a CD drive. Is it possible for him to install Ubuntu?
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Formatting a USB stick - unable to operate USB

I followed this commandline method(described in here) — since ubuntu studio was different from original ubuntu, and the options were not available in GUI version —to format a USB stick, but I hadn't ...
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Ubuntu on a USB stick - boot in both BIOS and UEFI modes

I'd like to have Ubuntu installed on a USB stick, that I could plug in (almost) any computer and boot from it, and that I could use (almost) normally, as if it was installed on that computer. I'd also ...
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Can't boot from Ubuntu USB stick

I have HP G56 laptop and it originally came with Windows 7 which microsoft updated to windows 10 for free. I did clean install and so i don't have option to go back to windows 7. I want to try ...
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How to connect MTP devices via USB?

How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, have only MTP or PTP as a connection option, no USB mass storage anymore. Considering the ...
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First full backup on USB: Permission denied

I am new to Ubuntu 13.04. I am trying to do a full backup to my USB and I have used GParted to create a partition on my USB and formatted it as ext4. It still has permission denied errors. I get ...
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Install on usb external hard drive

I am new to ubuntu and i would like some help. I have a laptop with windows 7 installed but i would love to have ubuntu too because it's a great OS. So i would like to install ubuntu on an external ...
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Unable to delete USB Drive partitions (Block size error)

I have been unable to format/delete the partitions on my Sandisk Cruzer Force 32 GB USB Drive. I get the following error when deleting any of the partitions on it. `Error deleting partition /dev/sdd2:...
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How can I mount my iPhone 6s on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I don't know how to mount my iPhone. I would like to download iTunes, but I saw that USB doesn't work, but I just need to access to all my files and APP because would like to ...
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USB slots stop working suddenly from time to time

After re-installing Lubuntu 12.04 system on my laptop an older problem re-emerged after a few days and installation of different programs: without apparent reason the external mouse and sometimes ...
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How to distinguish between identical USB-to-serial adapters?

I use a number of identical USB-to-serial adapters with my laptop (Ubuntu 9.10). The adapters are manufactured by Sabrent and are built around a Prolific PL2303 IC, as shown by lsusb: Bus 001 Device ...
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How to create a Windows installation USB in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have the need to create a Live USB to install Windows but from Ubuntu, I've tried to emulate the tools that make the same function from windows but I just do not work. I would be very helpful to ...
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How to install TP link WN822N on Ubuntu?

When I type in lsusb, the device appears as ID 2357:0108 That's right, it's blank at the end. I've updated the usb ids yet its always blank. I have no idea what to install to make this thing work. I'...
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How can I create a bootable USB disk from a CD image? [duplicate]

I have a bootable CD image that I would like to transfer to a USB stick, so that I can boot from it. The Startup-Disk creator doesn't support it. How can I make a bootable USB disk from it? The ISO is ...
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FULL install Ubuntu on 4GB USB drive

Is there a way to full install Ubuntu 11.04 in a 4gb USB drive? It says that I need at least a 4.6 GB drive. I want the full install, not the live persistent installation. I think that it don't need ...
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Can't format Ubuntu installation stick

I've made an USB installer stick from Windows with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , now I'm trying to format it from Ubuntu. When I try to format I get this error : This partition cannot be modified because it ...
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How do I execute a file from a FAT USB drive?

I'm trying to install a portable app onto my USB drive such that it is compatible with both Ubuntu and Windows (specifically, a program called eToys). Support is already built into the app for both ...
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Ubuntu doesn't “see” external USB Hard Disk

It's NTFS. It's USB2. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. It works perfectly fine on Windows (which excludes cable and hardware problems). I have two Ubuntu computers and it's not detected on either. It's about ...
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TP-Link AC600 Archer T2U Nano driver for Ubuntu 18.04

I am looking for a driver for the TP-Link AC600 Archer T2U Nano, on Kubuntu 18.04 (kernel version 4.15.0-51-generic). I already tried different drivers, none of them worked.

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